Entry requirements

The entry requirement for the MSc Biomedical Engineering is a first or a second class honours degree in an Engineering or closely related discipline. You will also need to have an overall mark of at least 55%, however performance in key modules will also be considered.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email postgraduate.admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

Months of entry


Course content

The degree will teach you how to use engineering techniques to understand bio-medical systems or to develop devices that interact with biomedical systems. This applies to the large scale of populations or the entire human body, to the smaller scales of cells or even nanoparticles. We provide two course streams that can be chosen by the students:

  1. Biomechanics; With an emphasis on biosolid mechanics, biofluid dynamics and medical device design.
  2. Biomaterials; With an emphasis on the development of and interaction with biomaterials at the micro and nanoscale.

Both streams will provide the students with the analytical and complementary experimental skills to tackle typical problems encountered in biomedical engineering. The student will be trained through practical hands-on experiences for data acquisition and through advanced data-analytical techniques to study collected data.

The MSc programme provides a great postgraduate experience for students with an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering degree but is also an excellent opportunity for those with undergraduate degrees in other engineering or related disciplines to study as a conversion course. Either way, this course sets you up well for an engineering career in life sciences or the medical device industry.

Obtaining expert knowledge in Biomedical Engineering provides for a range of exciting career opportunities including:

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Clinical Engineer/Scientist
  • Rehabilitation Engineer
  • Prosthetic Design Engineer
  • Application Engineer in Medical Devices
  • Bioinstrumentation Engineer

Our graduates go on to have interesting and varied careers at companies such as, Renishaw, Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd, Olympus Surgical Technologies, NHS, GE Healthcare and Royal Navy.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

If you're a UK or EU student starting a master’s degree at Swansea University, you may be eligible to apply for Government funding to help towards the cost of your studies. To find out more, please visit our postgraduate loans page.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Academi Hywel Teifi at Swansea University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol offer a number of generous scholarships and bursaries for students who wish to study through the medium of Welsh or bilingually. For further information about the opportunities available to you, visit the Academi Hywel Teifi Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358